New Hampshire Trappers Association January 2013 Report

http://www.nhtassoc.org

President — Jack Yazinski, 403 Bible Hill Road, Claremont, NH 03743; 603-542-3367

Vice President — Larry Torr, 75 Polly Ann MHC Gerrish Rd Dover, NH 03820 603-742-7554

Secretary — Roger Burnham, 159 North Shore Rd., Hebron, NH 03241; 603-744-3561; nhtrapper@metrocast.net

Membership Director — Kathy Denutte

Clerk – Bill Anderson, Box 114, South Springfield, NH 03284; 603-763-5548

Treasurer — Mike Kazak, 72 Riverview Dr., Charlestown, NH 03603; 603-826-3959

Education Director — Mike Morrison, 49 Laura Lane, Keene, NH 03431; 603-209-3823

NTA Director — Peter Laughlin

NH Fish & Game Liasion — Fred Shepard, P.O. Box 23, Deerfield, NH 03037; 603-463-7473

 

Membership Options:

• Individual membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $24

• Family with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $30

• Junior (under 16) with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $12

• Lifetime membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $300

• Life (over 65) — $100

• Life (over 75) — Free w/previous continuous three membership

• The NHTA requires a Mission Statement for all new members to be signed and dated. The Mission Statement is on the application. Please send a letter, call or e-mail requesting a membership application to Roger Burnham address below.

 

Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:

NHTA Secretary/Membership Director

Roger Burnham

159 N. Shore Rd., Hebron, NH 03241

 

REPORT

The NH Trappers Association does not meet during the month of November so there are not a lot of new topics of discussion ahead of the December meeting. Hopefully you have all had an opportunity to get out into the field and bring some fur back to the shed.

The January 2013 monthly director’s meeting will not be held on the first Tuesday this month, it will be held at the conclusion of the fur sale on, Saturday, January 12th at the Belknap Sportsmen’s club.

The annual NH Trappers Association Fur Sale will be held Saturday, January 12th, 2013. The fur sale will be held this year again at the Belknap County Sportsmen’s Club in Gilford on Lilly Pond Rd (Rt11C). Doors open at 7 am. The auctioneer will receive lots as they come in and separate them into a few groups so the buyers will have a chance to view each individual lot. The early lots will be auctioned at 9 am and lots arriving later will be viewed and auctioned in a second round. We hope to have them all offered and cleaned up by noon. Don’t be late! A 4% commission fee will be waived if a fisher skin is donated. Fisher season starts, here in NH, December first. Keep the association in mind, as we are in need of about 30 fisher skins each year to keep our commitment to provide a jacket to the newly crowned Miss NH.

NHTA will take part again this year in the Farm & Forest Expo in Manchester, NH, at the Radisson (“Center of NH”) February 8th and 9th 2013. This year the association has been negotiating for some more space to hopefully assemble a beaver dam/lodge replica as an exhibit. Volunteers are needed to assist in the assembly and man the booth.

The annual fund-raising banquet will be held at Alan’s Restaurant in Boscawen, NH, February 16th, 2013. Doors will open at 5pm for a social hour and the meal will be ready at 6 pm. We are asking for donations for auction items. Vice President Larry Torr has taken the lead again this year. You can leave a message for him at 603-742-7554 or you can speak with any director about items for donation or if you would like to assist with the events of the evening.

Last month I corrected a wrong name and then made a clerical error. So, one more time: NHTA treasurer Mike Kazak was inducted into the NHTA Hall of Fame. Congratulations Mike.

Best to all. — Paul DeBow, Grafton County Director

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